Braves’ Austin Riley stuns Dodgers with walk-off single in NLCS Game 1

Austin Riley played the hero in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday versus the Los Angeles Dodgers

With the video game incorporated the bottom of the ninth and Ozzie Albies on 2nd base, Riley singled to left field to score a racing Albies. The RBI provided Atlanta a 3-2 triumph and an early lead in the NLCS.

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Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley is congratulated after hitting a home run in the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Braves’ Austin Riley is praised after striking a crowning achievement in the 4th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta.
( AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Riley completed the video game 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. He was likewise accountable for the game-tying crowning achievement off Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin in the 4th inning. Riley’s crowning achievement connected the video game at 2-2.

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Atlanta drew very first blood in the very first inning. Eddie Rosario scored on a wild pitch from Los Angeles starter Corey Knebel.

The Dodgers would connect the video game in the 2nd inning when Chris Taylor scored A.J. Pollock in the 2nd inning. Will Smith would strike a solo crowning achievement and offered Los Angeles a 2-1 lead in the 4th inning.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor (3) is tagged out by Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson after being caught in a run down on base hit by Dodgers' Cody Bellinger during the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) is tagged out by Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson after being captured in a diminished on base struck by Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger throughout the ninth inning in Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta.

It was the Braves’ video game to win.

After bad baserunning that ended the Dodgers hazard in the top of the ninth, Albies singled to focus off Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen. He would then take 2nd base to enter scoring position for Riley.

Austin Riley #27 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off RBI single off Blake Treinen #49 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of Game One of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on October 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Austin Riley #27 of the Atlanta Braves commemorates with colleagues after striking a walk-off RBI single off Blake Treinen #49 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the ninth inning of Game One of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on October 16, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
( Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Atlanta takes the 1-0 lead in the National League Championship Series with Game 2 set for Sunday. The Dodgers will begin Max Scherzer and the Braves will begin Ian Anderson. Atlanta likewise won the very first 2 video games of the 2020 NLCS prior to eventually losing to the Dodgers in 7 video games.

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